Ask FLYING monthly tip answered - Precipitation types

Each month Dr. Scott Dennstaedt will answer one of FLYING magazine reader's questions about weather. They will be posted online at flyingmag.com. One reader recently asked...

Q: Is it possible to identify the typical sequence during which snow will fall in the Midwest versus an area prone to receiving lake effect snow? It seems snow pellets or sleet/ice pellets appear before flakes in some circumstances.


Check out Scott's answer below...


https://www.flyingmag.com/ask-flying-what-kind-of-precip-will-fall-first


Most pilots are weatherwise, but some are otherwise


Dr. Scott Dennstaedt

Weather Systems Engineer

Founder, EZWxBrief™

CFI & former NWS meteorologist

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